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 2 Kings 3:4 - 27
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 3  - Click for Chapter Audio
3:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep breeder, and used R51 to pay the king of Israel 100,000 lambs and the wool of 100,000 rams.
 
3:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But when R52 Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.
 
3:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And King Jehoram went out of Samaria at F22 that time and mustered all Israel.
 
3:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he went and sent word to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, "The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to fight against Moab?" And he said, "I will go up; I R53 am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses."
 
3:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "Which way shall we go up?" And he answered, F23 "The way of the wilderness of Edom."
 
3:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the R54 king of Israel went with the R55 king of Judah and the R56 king of Edom; and they made a circuit of seven days' journey, and there was no water for the army or for the cattle that followed them.
 
3:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the king of Israel said, "Alas! For the LORD has called these three kings to give them into the hand of Moab."
 
3:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Jehoshaphat said, "Is R57 there not a prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD by him?" And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, "Elisha R58 the son of Shaphat is here, who R59 used to pour water on the hands of Elijah."
 
3:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jehoshaphat said, "The word of the LORD is with him." So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
 
3:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Elisha said to the king of Israel, "What do I have to do with you? Go R60 to the prophets of your father and to the prophets of your mother." And the king of Israel said to him, "No, for the LORD has called these three kings together to give them into the hand of Moab."
 
3:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Elisha said, "As R61 the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look at you nor see you.
 
3:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But now bring R62 me a minstrel." And it came about, when the minstrel played, that the R63 hand of the LORD came upon him.
 
3:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "Thus says the LORD, `Make this valley full of trenches.'
 
3:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"For thus says the LORD, `You shall not see wind nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall R64 be filled with water, so that you shall drink, both you and your cattle and your beasts.
 
3:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`This is but a slight R65 thing in the sight of the LORD; He will also give the Moabites into your hand.
 
3:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Then R66 you shall strike every fortified city and every choice city, and fell every good tree and stop all springs of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.' "
 
3:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It happened in the morning about R67 the time of offering the sacrifice, that behold, water came by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.
 
3:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now all the Moabites heard that the kings had come up to fight against them. And all who were able to put F24 on armor and older were summoned and stood on the border.
 
3:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They rose early in the morning, and the sun shone on the water, and the Moabites saw the water opposite them as red as blood.
 
3:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then they said, "This is blood; the kings have surely fought together, and they have slain one another. Now therefore, Moab, to the spoil!"
 
3:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But when they came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites arose and struck the Moabites, so that they fled before them; and they went forward into F25 the land, slaughtering F26 the Moabites.
 
3:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Thus R68 they destroyed the cities; and each one threw a stone on every piece of good land and filled it. So they stopped all the springs of water and felled all the good trees, until in Kir-hareseth R69 only they left its stones; however, the slingers went about it and struck it.
 
3:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When the king of Moab saw that the battle was too fierce for him, he took with him 700 men who drew swords, to break through to the king of Edom; but they could not.
 
3:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he took his oldest son who was to reign in his place, and offered R70 him as a burnt offering on the wall. And there came great wrath against Israel, and they departed from him and returned to their own land.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F22 Lit in that day
F23 Lit said
F24 Lit gird themselves with a belt
F25 Lit into it
F26 Lit smiting

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R51 2 Samuel 8:2; Isaiah 16:1,2
R52 2 Kings 1:1
R53 1 Kings 22:4
R54 2 Kings 3:1
R55 2 Kings 3:7
R56 1 Kings 22:47
R57 1 Kings 22:7
R58 2 Kings 2:25
R59 1 Kings 19:21; John 13:4,5,13,14
R60 1 Kings 18:19; 22:6-11,22-25
R61 1 Kings 17:1; 2 Kings 5:16
R62 1 Samuel 16:23; 1 Chronicles 25:1
R63 1 Kings 18:46; Ezekiel 1:3
R64 Psalms 107:35
R65 Jeremiah 32:17,27; Mark 10:27; Luke 1:37
R66 2 Kings 3:25
R67 Exodus 29:39,40
R68 2 Kings 3:19
R69 Isaiah 16:7; Jeremiah 48:31,36
R70 Amos 2:1; Micah 6:7

 
 

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